If you had to choose only one book on pottery, this is the one to put on your easy-to-reach shelf. I've had my well-thumbed volume for 16 years, since leaving my other bottomless source of information behind at college (my tutor). Not a book to find inspiration in (there are a 1001 glossy picture-books & magazines about for that), but an invaluable reference to get precise information from. Easy to use, loaded with photos, drawings, diagrams, graphs & tables on everything from A to Zirconium Silicate. If you're a serious pottery maker, professional or amateur, teacher or hobbyist, this is the only "must-have" for answers to your questions, queries & problems.